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On this date, an article in the Holland City News appeared on page four, giving a list of the names of immigrants who came to Holland, Michigan, in the period of February and March of 1847. An Old Settlers organization was now trying to get underway in 1878. The list contains forty seven names of which twenty three people were still alive. H. Vander Haar was appointed president of the organization. In a public meeting in the Pillar Church, Bemardus Grootenhuis was the first speaker. Teunis Keppel was the second speaker.
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"An Article in the Holland City News Appeared on Page Four, Giving a List of the Names of Immigrants Who Came to Holland, Michigan, in the Period of February and March of 1847." (1878). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 297.